Mandy + Gabriel | Brookmere Winery | Belleville Pennsylvania
You are all in for a VERY special wedding today! Mandy and Gabe were my last Feather & Oak couple for the 2016 season, and boy was this the perfect wedding to end the season with! Mandy and her family have been coming up to PA since she was a little girl. Her dad is a member in the hunting club, and you will notice plenty of nods to the sport throughout their wedding day! It is also Amish country, and Mandy had all of her florals designed by a sweet Amish woman who lives down the road from Brookmere. This venue, by the way, is absolutely breathtaking! From the beautiful estate where the bridal party stays, to the ceremony site, to reception. It's pretty wonderful! And their wines are delicious too!
Mandy gave her ladies sweet, personalized gifts, and I love that her matron of honor got a bottle of hot sauce! Speaking of personal and special, Mandy's wedding dress was actually her mothers wedding dress that she wore on her wedding day! How cool is that?!
One of the things I loved the most was just how relaxed and happy everybody was. Seriously, I don't think I have ever seen a bridal party this relaxed, and it was awesome! Your wedding day should be as stress free as possible, and Gabe and Mandy totally nailed it. They also nailed their bridal party portraits, and I love that everyone was willing to be a little silly too. Mandy and Gabe also shared a first look, and I am so happy they did! We had so much time for bride and groom portraits, and these two totally killed it!
Friends and family came from all over to celebrate this union that was 8 years in the making! There were plenty of happy tears, and a big highlight was when Gabe's cousin surprised everyone with a beautiful song for the bride and groom. I'm pretty sure it brought everyone to a new level of happy tears!
Like I mentioned earlier, the florals all came from an Amish woman down the road, and I think I am now in love with the idea of dried flowers at every wedding! All of the little details came together perfectly, and I have all the heart eyes for this reception space!
We snuck out for a few minutes near sunset, and I am so happy that we did! I'm pretty sure that if either of them ever wanted a modeling career, it's in the bag! We came back just in time to kick off the first dances, and then the dance floor was packed with everyone celebrating this amazing couple!
Mandy and Gabe, thank you so much for allowing me into your lives. Its been a true honor to witness your love and capture your wedding day! Cheers to a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure!
Venue | Brookmere Winery and Vineyard
Brides Dress | Vintage (her mothers)
Bridesmaids dresses | Rentals from Vow to be Chic
Groomsmen and Groom attire | Pants - Banana Republic; Shirt - Express; Suspenders - H&M
Florist - Private Amish, assembled by Bride and mother of bride
DJ/ Entertainment Services | Mint DJ Events
Cake and Caterer | Kick ‘N Kater